On May 25, 2013, within the implementation activities of C.2 sub-component "Adverse Weather Adaptation Advisory Services" of Disaster and Climate Risk Management Project in Moldova (DCRMP), the seminar entitled "Measures to mitigate climate risks for vegetables growing in greenhouses" was held. The theoretical part of the seminar took place within the premises of Plop village mayoralty, during which experts offered presentations on installation and operation of irrigation systems and equipment at the cultivation of vegetables in protected field; installation and operation of heating and air conditioning systems used as measures to mitigate the negative impact of low temperatures and frost on agricultural crops, as well as the use of thermical screens, as methods to mitigate extreme temperatures. Subsequently, those 39 participants of the seminar visited the demonstrative plot implemented within "Secrieru Victoria" farm holding - beneficiary of SCASCA sub-component, in order to be demonstrate the positive impact of irrigation systems' and equipment implementation, as well as the use of thermic screens as a method to mitigate adverse weather effects. In addition, the leader of "Secrieru Victoria" farm holding provided explanations regarding the operation of heating and air conditioning system.
We shall specify that the activities of demonstrative plots' establishment and promotion of techniques and measures to mitigate climate risks within C.2 sub-component of DCRMP are funded by World Bank based on Financing Agreement signed on August 12, 2010 between Republic of Moldova Government and International Development Association and comprises four components: (a) strengthen severe weather forecasting; (b) improve disaster preparedness and emergency response; (c) initiate activities for adaptation to climate risks in agriculture and (d) support project management. The implementation of C component of this project is ensured by National Agency for Rural Development (ACSA) and Service Providers of Rural Extension Service from Republic of Moldova.